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Clinical quality essential to secure rehab referrals

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05/31/2002

Although various innovative techniques are at their disposal for attracting referral sources, rehab providers say none of them will work if a company doesn't offer top-notch clinical care.

Dear Governor Bush

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05/31/2002

As you may know, Invacare Corporation has facilities in the Sanford, Fla., area that manufacture home respiratory equipment and hospital-type beds for use in the home. These facilities provide jobs for over 400 Floridians.

Lincare's sales efforts spark debate

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05/31/2002

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Lincare's "aggressive" efforts to woo oxygen patients from other providers has revealed a philosophical schism over what is acceptable when competing for business.

State keeps lid on Medi-Cal supplier numbers

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05/31/2002

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Since 60 Minutes embarrassed California's Department of Health Services with an expose on fraudulent providers in 1999, the state has kept the lid on Medi-Cal supplier numbers.

CMS: CMNs enough for POVs, power wheelchairs

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05/31/2002

WASHINGTON - The rehab and mobility industries are hailing a recent program memo from CMS that says certificates of medical necessity (CMNs) are enough for power operated vehicle (POV) and power wheelchair claims.

Matria rounds out DSM offering

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05/31/2002

MARIETTA, Ga. - Matria Healthcare debuted a new disease management program in April for patients with cardiovascular disorders, fulfilling its strategy to manage the nation's five most costly diseases and conditions.

URAC approves new DSM standards

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05/31/2002

WASHINGTON - The American Accrediation HealthCare Commission (URAC) has approved its new disease management standards.

Shield Healthcare breaks with Coloplast

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05/31/2002

VALENCIA, Calif. - After learning in April that Coloplast owns one of its East Coast competitors, Shield Healthcare (SHC) is severing its relationship with the manufacturer of medical supplies.

California HME tells his story, newspaper loves it

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05/31/2002

CONCORD, Calif. - Cliff Woolard hit a marketing home run in April.

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